Traveling with Kids? OpenTable Creates List of the Top Kid Friendly Restaurants

By Opentable, Special for  USDR

As families hit the road and take to the skies on summer travels, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today unveiled the Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Top Summer Travel Destinations in  America.

Featuring restaurants beloved by locals and visitors alike, the complete list highlights restaurants in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., including Little Goat in Chicago, M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica, and Le Diplomate in Washington, D.C. A to-dine list for families who love to explore the cities they visit through restaurants, this collection of eateries represents those that provide a welcoming atmosphere for children and their families in addition to food that pleases all palates. A multitude of cuisines are represented on the lists, including barbecue, Brazilian, dim sum, French, Japanese, seafood, and, naturally, perennial family favorite,  Italian.

“These top kid-friendly rated restaurants appeal to every member of the family, from toddlers with adventurous taste buds to tweens and teens intent on Snapchatting their way through delicious vacation dining experiences – not to mention hungry parents in need of fine, fun fare and craft cocktails to refresh and recharge after sightseeing,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Travelers of all ages can enjoy local flavors served against a backdrop of welcoming hospitality and an energetic atmosphere at any of these  honorees.”

The Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Top Summer Travel Destinations in America list is generated from more than 1.4 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “kid friendly”  category.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Top Summer Travel Destinations in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Top Summer Vacation Destinations in  America

Chicago q
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Little Goat
Mon Ami Gabi
RJ Grunt’s
Stella Barra Pizzeria
Weber Grill

BenihanaEncino, Ontario, Puente Hills, Santa Anita, Torrance
Black Angus Steakhouse-Torrance
Buca di  Beppo-Claremont
Duke’s Malibu
Enterprise Fish Co.-Santa Monica
Farmshop LA
Gus’s BBQ
M Street Kitchen
Maggiano’sFarmers Market + Woodland Hills
North Italia-El Segundo
Paradise Cove Beach Café
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch

Blue Smoke
Carmine’s44th Street + 91st Street
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que-Harlem
Landmarc at the Time Warner Center
Max Brenner-Union Square
The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel
Rock Center Café
Sarabeth’s TriBeCa
Sugar Factory-Meatpacking District
Tony Di NapoliMidtown + UES
Virgil’s Real BBQ

Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
Buca di Beppo
Fog Harbor Fish House
Franciscan Crab Restaurant
Greens Restaurant
House of Prime Rib
Original Joe’s
Presidio Social Club
Scoma’s Restaurant
The Stinking Rose
Yank Sing-Rincon Center

Buca di Beppo
Elliott’s Oyster House
Ivar’s Acres of Clams
Ivar’s Salmon House
Mama Melina
Ray’s Café
Salty’s on Alki  Beach
Sand Point Grill
Skillet Diner-Ballard
SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle
Vios Café-Capitol Hill

Chef Geoff’s-New Mexico Ave.
Clyde’s of Gallery Place
Farmers Fishers Bakers
Filomenta Ristorante
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Founding Farmers
Le Diplomate
Maggiano’s-Chevy Chase
Old Ebbitt Grill
The Hamilton

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